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Upitis, Rena; Boese, Karen; Abrami, Philip C. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
The Digital Resource Exchange About Music (DREAM) is an online tool for exchanging information about digital learning tools for music education. DREAM was designed by our team to encourage music teachers to learn about digital resources related to learning to play a musical instrument, both in classroom and independent music studio settings. In…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Resources, Electronic Learning, Music Teachers
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Heydon, Rachel; O'Neill, Susan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2014
This qualitative case study examines the affordances and constraints of an intergenerational multimodal arts curriculum that was designed to expand communication and identity options for children and elder participants. The authors drew on actor-network theory to conceptualize curriculum as a network effect and refer to literature on multimodal…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Art Education, Intergenerational Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Upitis, Rena; Abrami, Philip C.; Brook, Julia; Troop, Meagan; Varela, Wynnpaul – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The body of research examining deliberate practice and self-regulation in musical instruction has grown extensively over the past decade. Compelling evidence indicates that students with higher levels of self-regulation develop superior performance skills and experience more fulfillment as musicians. But in order to develop the self-regulatory…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Upitis, Rena; Abrami, Philip C.; Varela, Wynnpaul; King, Matthew; Brook, Julia – Music Education Research, 2017
The purpose of the study was to examine students' experiences of independent music lessons, and to ascertain what factors predicted enjoyment and success, especially those predictors arising from self-regulation learning theory. A self-report survey was used to gather data on student demographics, practising habits, musical skills, achievements,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Student Experience, Self Efficacy
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Brook, Julia; Upitis, Rena; Varela, Wynnpaul – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of how one classically trained musician adapted his pedagogical practices to accommodate the needs and interests of his students. A case-study methodology was employed to explore the perceptions and practices of this teacher, and data were collected over a two-year period through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Mio, Vanessa A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Applied violin instructors at the postsecondary level often implement remedial pedagogy with incoming first-year students in order to address technical/musical habits or deficiencies. As students strive to alter their technique, resistance to change and low self-efficacy often result. Using a descriptive qualitative multiple case study research…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Remedial Instruction, Music Teachers
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Upitis, Rena; Abrami, Philip C.; Brook, Julia; Boese, Karen; King, Matthew – Music Education Research, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to learn about the characteristics of independent music teachers, their beliefs about music teaching, and their studio practices. A self-report survey included questions about the teachers' (a) background experiences, (b) pedagogical approaches, (c) use of digital technologies, and (d) professional development…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Music
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Russo, Frank A.; Ammirante, Paolo; Fels, Deborah I. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2012
Five experiments investigated the ability to discriminate between musical timbres based on vibrotactile stimulation alone. Participants made same/different judgments on pairs of complex waveforms presented sequentially to the back through voice coils embedded in a conforming chair. Discrimination between cello, piano, and trombone tones matched…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Auditory Perception, Musical Instruments, Auditory Stimuli
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Bhatara, Anjali; Tirovolas, Anna K.; Duan, Lilu Marie; Levy, Bianca; Levitin, Daniel J. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2011
Expression in musical performance is largely communicated by the "manner" in which a piece is played; interpretive aspects that supplement the written score. In piano performance, timing and amplitude are the principal parameters the performer can vary. We examined the way in which such variation serves to communicate emotion by…
Descriptors: Cues, Emotional Response, Musical Instruments, Acoustics
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Mitchell, Nancy – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Evaluative performances, such as conservatory examinations and competitions, frequently play a significant role in piano instruction in many parts of the world. Many students participate in these performances as a result of the perception that a program of instruction that is focused on standardized curriculum and evaluation practices will be of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Music, Music Education
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Michalos, Alex C. – Social Indicators Research, 2005
The aim of this investigation was to measure the impact of the arts broadly construed on the quality of life. A randomly drawn household sample of 315 adult residents of Prince George, British Columbia served as the working data-set. Examining zero-order correlations, among other things, it was found that playing a musical instrument a number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Satisfaction, Art Activities, Quality of Life
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Coffman, Don – International Journal of Community Music, 2009
This study analysed survey responses from 1652 New Horizons International Music Association (NHIMA) musicians in the United States and Canada to better understand older adults' experiences in making music. The purpose of this study was threefold: (a) ascertain the extent of NHIMA musicians' musical backgrounds and their current involvement in…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music, Musicians
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch. – 1995
The introduction for this Alberta (Canada) music education guide offers reasons for students to study the fine arts at the secondary school level. A philosophy of music education is presented along with 5 key outcomes and 11 music appreciation expectations for secondary students to attain. The volume features wind and percussion instruments. The…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Foreign Countries, Instrumentation and Orchestration, Music
Martinez, Cristobal M.; Ingram-Goble, Adam; Twist, Kade L.; Chacon, Raven – Educational Technology, 2016
This article reviews the design and implementation of a game as an instrument for dialogue, both as a social tool and a shared interface for music performance. Beyond describing the design of "Game Remains," the article shares the details of an impact story of how an installation in Guelph's Musagetes Boarding House Arts in Canada has…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Games, Computer Games, Educational Technology
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Kruger, Arnold – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2003
The Wolf Ritual, or Tlukwana, with its associated regalia of masks, dances, costumes, and musical instruments, was a major feature of the Nuu-chah-nulth Winter Ceremonies. In common with other Northwest Coast Native nations, the lives of the Nuu-chah-nulth people were controlled by the seasons, and following a summer and autumn of gathering and…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Ceremonies, Musical Instruments, Canada Natives
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